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NB island mourns fishermen
The community of White Head Island, NB, is in mourning after the apparent sinking of a local fishing vessel in the Bay of Fundy last Thursday

Trident stability tests to be redone
Aberdeen Press and Journal
The trials took place as part of a public inquiry into the sinking of the Peterhead-registered Trident off the Caithness coast with the deaths of seven men.

Guyana-bound container vessel sinks off St. Lucia : Kaieteur News
By KNews
The vessel was loaded with US$40000 of printers’ ink for this newspaper among other cargo. An official at the Demerara Shipping Company, the local agent for Bernuth Lines, confirmed the sinking of the container vessel.

Trawler in sea rescue
Lancashire Evening Post
But a nearby vessel managed to save the trawler which had broken down at around 2.30pm on Saturday.

ICHCA urges box weight honesty
Safety at Sea
with the shipper or consolidator,” ICHCA said in a statement. The organisation also referred to the beaching of MSC Napoli off the UK’s south coast in

Unanswered questions about the sinking
Globe and Mail
The distress call from the stricken vessel, sinking in heavy seas 500 kilometres off the Brazilian coast, was sent on Wednesday by an automatic emergency

Controlled explosion to free the wreck called MARGARET

Tonga ferry sinking Commission hearing heated as PM appears
Radio New Zealand International
of the doomed ship. Prime Minister Feleti Sevele has testified for a second day at the inquiry into last August’s sinking, which claimed 74 lives.

How we poison Bangladesh with toxic ship carcasses
The Ecologist
But when sparks from their cutting equipment hit the bottom of the tank, there was a massive explosion. ‘It was the main gas tank in the ship.

Other Casualty Reports

Vessel Tracker

Hilamaya disabled while passing the Bosporus bound for Martas on Feb 20, 2010. The ship anchored off Istanbul for repairs.

Korgelaid disabled and stuck in ice in the Baltic sea on Feb 21, 2010. After repairs were carried out, the ship proceeded to Tallinn.

Angeln on Feb 21, 2010, sank in the Caribic Sea off St. Vincent, the reason was unknown. The crew of 12 was safe.

The crew of the Barkaale 1 on Feb 22, 2010, has successfully fought off a pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden before a US warship arrived and apprehended the pirates. The Barakaale 1 signalled for help from the international anti-pirate task force after pirates tried to board the vessel from a skiff. The US destroyer USS Farragut dispatched a helicopter that gave chase to the pirate skiff, firing warning shots across its bow that brought it to a halt. Sailors from the USS “Farragut” then boarded the pirate vessel and detained the eight men on board.

A new report has been added to the Waltons and Morse website.

date : 2009 October
vessel : KIMON A
type : Gearbox failure and towage
location : 29°55’N 050°21’W (mid-Atlantic)



Maritime Law Enforcers Meet in Belize
Channel 7 Daily News
“What we are doing this week is we are running a week long seminar on potentials of maritime violence which includes everything from piracy to terrorism

Piracy shift suggests lack of adequate enforcement
Logistics Management
SAN FRANCISCO–Maritime security experts are reporting a significant shift in the area of pirate attacks off Somalia

Pirates reach the Seychelles
Piracy is a real threat to the livelihoods of the Seychelles people,” finance minister Danny Faure told GlobalPost. “Tourism and fishing are the twin

Compliance Issues With The Payment Of Ransoms To Somali Pirates
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
independent reports, by organisations which make a particular study of piracy. Not only for the purpose of various international maritime conventions,


Off The Radar

Town Bank Fire-Rescue Boat Sinks at Utsch’s Marina Dock
Cape May County Herald
The Town Bank Fire Chief was not immediately available for comment. Lisko said the cause of the boat sinking is undetermined.

Puppy rescued after 10m sea fall
BBC News
A puppy was rescued by lifeboat crewmen after falling 10m (33ft) into the sea from a breakwater while out for a walk. Six-month-old Lexi’s owners feared she

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